Thrilling Comics #v7#1 (19)
(August 1941)

Pines, 1940 Series
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Volume
7
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1941-06-19
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Better Publications, Inc.
Editing
Ned Pines [as N. L. Pines] (president)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Some info verified using a DCM scan (http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/)

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1941, New Series, Vol. 36, No. 3.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Doc Strange / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doc Strange [Dr. Thomas Hugo Strange]; The American Crusader [Professor Archie Masters] (inset); Nazis
Reprints
Keywords
planes; tanks; World War II

[Don't Miss... Captain Future!] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Captain Future; Startling Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Baron Krasna Strikes] (Table of Contents: 2)

Doc Strange, Espionage Fighter / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Kin Platt ?
Inks
Kin Platt ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doc Strange [Dr. Thomas Hugo Strange]; Virginia Thomson; Baron Krasna (villain, introduction, death)

[Origin of the American Crusader] (Table of Contents: 3)

The American Crusader, Defender Of Democracy / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Max Plaisted
Inks
Max Plaisted
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The American Crusader [Professor Archie Masters] (introduction, origin); Jane Peters (Master's Secretary, introduction); Professor Scott (physicist, introduction); Doug (G-Man, introduction); Lola (Doug's fiancee, introduction); un-named criminal boss (villain, introduction); the Boss' gang [Augie; rest un-named] (villains, introduction for all); Kruz (villain, ex-Senator, introduction); Scarface Nick Polazi (villain, gangster, introduction); General Oyster (villain, ex-Nazi Officer, introduction)
Synopsis
Delighted that he has discovered a new planet near Uranus, Professor Masters rushes off to tell Professor Scott and accidently enters a test chamber of Scott's atom smasher, and, as a result, has his entire atomic structure rearranged, giving him unlimited powers. He needs them for he must battle an ex-Nazi officer and his gang of traitors who intend to destroy democracy in the United States.
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Mail; Grand University; Jones & Company Warehouse

[The Baseball Signal Scam] (Table of Contents: 4)

Dan Duffy, College Athlete / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Kin Platt ?
Inks
Kin Platt ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime; sports
Characters
Dan Duffy

Message to the Sheriff (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jackson Cole
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Zack Luden; Tommy Luden (his grandson)

[The Magic Grail of Gwyllyn] (Table of Contents: 6)

The Ghost / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
August Froelich
Inks
August Froelich
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Ghost [George Chance]; Betty; un-named Yogi Master; Fenton (villain); Stahl (villain)
Synopsis
The Ghost and Betty go back to 1st Century Wales to prevent the evil Fenton from getting his hands upon the Grail.
Reprints
Keywords
The Magic Grail of Gwyllyn

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Bill Black, added by Craig Delich 2013-11-22.

Meet The Crusader! (Table of Contents: 7)

Chats with the Editor / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

[The Kidnapping of Dr. Ryan] (Table of Contents: 8)

The Lone Eagle / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Elmer Wexler
Inks
Elmer Wexler
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation; war
Characters
The Lone Eagle; Dr. Ryan (gas expert); Dr. Ryan imposter (death); Nazi agents [Kees; others un-named](villains, some die)
Synopsis
The Lone Eagle plans a ruse to get the real Dr. Ryan safely to England with his odorless gas invention, but Nazi agents capture the scientist in his lab before he is scheduled to leave.
Reprints
Keywords
Curtis Field; Devonia (ship); R.A.F.

Indexer Notes

Art credits by Craig Delich.

[Claude Mowbry's Train Robbery] (Table of Contents: 9)

The Rio Kid / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Rio Kid; Claude Mowbry (villain)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Doc Strange
  2. 1. [Don't Miss... Captain Future!]
    Captain Future; Startling Comics
  3. 2. [Baron Krasna Strikes]
    Doc Strange, Espionage Fighter
  4. 3. [Origin of the American Crusader]
    The American Crusader, Defender Of Democracy
  5. 4. [The Baseball Signal Scam]
    Dan Duffy, College Athlete
  6. 5. Message to the Sheriff
  7. 6. [The Magic Grail of Gwyllyn]
    The Ghost
  8. 7. Meet The Crusader!
    Chats with the Editor
  9. 8. [The Kidnapping of Dr. Ryan]
    The Lone Eagle
  10. 9. [Claude Mowbry's Train Robbery]
    The Rio Kid
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jean-Francois Masse
  • Lou Mougin
  • Dan Kocher
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • James Ludwig
  • Gary L. Watson